Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

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Feed Dealer's Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
CCE Genesee County Office
420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Tis the season for the annual Feed Dealer's Meeting for industry personnel and are producers. Dr. Tom Overton and Joe Lawrence will present some valuable insights into current nutrition and health topics.

These annual meetings provide an interchange of ideas that have been great over the years. This is your opportunity to bring critical issues or questions of importance in the industry to our attention. Your input is extremely valuable to us in helping both campus and local Extension efforts for the benefit of the dairy industry.

• Forage quality & digestibility-What we can/can't influence in the field.
• Feeding strategies based upon forage quality & availability
• Cornell Corn Silage Hybrid Trials-A New look
• Agronomic& feeding strategies for winter forage crops

Pre-registration requested, 585-343-3040 x 138 or Cathy
Cost: $30.00 /person and $25.00 each for additional person(s) from same company/farm.

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Teasel Tree Workshop
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

This is a workshop open for all youth. Youth under 10 need to have a parent participate with them. Teasel is a common biennial "weed" that has distinctive spiny flower heads. Teasel is commonly found in fields and meadows and along the roadside. They are more conspicuous in the fall after the flowers have fried and turned to a beautiful golden brown.The still prickly stems are great additions to natural fall arrangements. Master Gardener, Jeanne Totman will guide the youth through this workshop.

In this class we will use them to make holiday trees that look just like real little spruce trees! Gloves would be helpful.

Fee: $5.00/youth
Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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Managing Your Small Poultry Flock
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

This workshop is open to all poultry producers, from the backyarder to commercial scale production. With increasing interest in self-sufficiency, sustainability, and eating local, we are seeing more small farm and backyard poultry producers here in the Finger Lakes Region as elsewhere within New York State. One area of concern is the increase incidence of disease and E. coli contamination in these small flocks. Many of these producers are interested in free-range or pastured poultry to meet a marketing niche or a life style. Some are in need of information on regulations on the sale of eggs or slaughtered birds. While those just getting started often have questions about feeding and housing requirements or which breed of bird would be best for their situation.

To address these concerns and questions, a panel will present at the workshop. Dr. Jarra Jagne, Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine will discuss poultry diseases, how to prevent them, and steps to take should an outbreak occur in your flock. Nancy Glazier, Small Farm Specialist with the NWNY Team will provide insight on raising pastured poultry, different breeds of birds, and regulations regarding the sale of eggs and meat birds. Russell Welser, Agricultural Resource Educator will speak on raising poultry in the backyard with consideration to purchasing, housing, feeding, and more. Fee: $10.00/person
Pre-registration requested by Friday, December 2, 2016.
Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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Meat Price Calculator Helps Producers Master Pricing for Maximum Profit.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Livestock producers interested in learning about pricing strategies that can help them maximize their profits are invited to join CCE Ontario and CCE Yates County for the upcoming workshop Profitable Meat Marketing. CCE Tompkins Agriculture Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux will demonstrate a new tool for livestock producers – the Livestock Yield & Price Calculator – can be used in conjunction with pricing strategies to maximize their profits. Participants should register in advance register online. For more information contact Marie Anselm

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Holiday Wine Cork Wreath Workshop
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Make your own holiday cork wreath using wine bottle corks, an 18 inch straw wreath, and decorations of our choice. Join Master Gardeners, Pat Bartholomew, Rose Hancock, and Sandra Ebberts as they walk you through the process of turning all those wine corks you have been saving into a lovely holiday wreath perfect for display or gift giving.

Participants need to bring a glue gun, wine corks (approximately 225), and decorations. The straw wreath, ribbon, and some decorations will be provided along with some corks. Some glue guns will be available.

Fee: $10.00/person
Call 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.

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